Gadgetwise Blog: Better Business scam mailout. Getting familiar with fraudulent e-mails.
There are a lot of scammers that are initially trying to steal your personal information by infecting your computer. They are spreading all over the web, inventing more and more deliberate ways to defraud hundreds or even thousands of unawared users. Some of these deceivers pretend themselves to be representatives of governmental agencies, some pose as if they are international companies asking you to pay for their services or to transfer the money to their account. Some keep sending malicious e-mails on behalf of governmental bodies, assuring you have won a lottery or have become a winner of a special prize, whatever that is (usually it is a innovative top-graded gadget or a device).
Now let us familiarize ourselves with one of these fraudulent e-mails, which was sent to a particular user. This user says he has recently received an e-mail from an organization claiming itself to be the Better Business Bureau. When he opened this letter, he found himself accused of running his business in inappropriate way. Underneath the body of the e-mail there’s been given a link leading to the report. So, if you run your own business and happen to receive an e-mail like this, here’s an answer to all of the questions you might have.
Well, the Better Business Bureau really deals with that kind of reports. At the first sight, these letters really seem to be from the initial sender — the before-mentioned agency. But still, this is just another phishing scam mailout intended to get a user’s credit card information and other kind of personal data that can be afterwards used against your will. Another reasons scammers send out letters like these is an attempt to get your computer infected. In case you have encountered a problem like this, the Better Business Bureau will kindly ask you to forward this scam e-mail to their address, which is available on the web.
In case you have any doubts, you are at all times welcome to send an inquiry to your BBB local office about your received e-mail.
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